Drop black

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A black pigment commercially sold as pellets. Drop black was prepared from burnt animal bones mixed with water and glue then formed into lumps or drops. It was commonly used in the 18th and 19th century for house paints. See Bone black

Synonyms and Related Terms

Frankfort black: German black; animal black; bone black; Pigment Black 9; CI 77267

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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